The York Little Theatre will present one of Broadway's longest-running comedy thrillers, "Deathtrap." YLT's production runs Friday through Jan. 20 and is directed by Crystal Ganong.

The story centers on Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful writer of stage thrillers who has experienced a string of flops. He receives a manuscript written by a student he once taught in a writing class, of a play called "Deathtrap," which he believes has the potential to be a massive commercial success.

Bruhl invites the student, Clifford Anderson, to visit him at his country home, and to bring with him the only other existing copy of "Deathtrap." The two writers enter into a dangerous and complicated game of cat-and-mouse. "Deathtrap" was Tony nominated for Best Play and ran on Broadway for four years.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Jan. 17, 18 and 19, and at 3 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 20. Tickets can be purchased at, or 854-5715, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. York Little Theatre is located at 27 S. Belmont St., York, just south of Market Street at the intersection of I-83.